EU renews Burundi sanctions

The EU has decided to renew its sanctions relating to Burundi until 31 October 2017. The sanctions impose asset freezes and travel bans on four people whose activities were said to be undermining democracy or the search for a political solution to the crisis in the Burundi, following President Nkurunziza’s disputed re-election (see previous blog).

In its press release, the EU Council stated that the absence of progress in the situation concerning the 4 sanctioned people justified the renewal of the sanctions. See Decision 2016/1745 amending Decision 2015/1763.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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